CALFED Operations

 California Aqueduct, Stanislaus County



Stemming from the CALFED Bay-Delta Program, the CALFED Operations Group consists of staff from the Project agencies, the fishery agencies, California State Water Resources Control Board, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other stakeholders.  Meetings of this group provide a public setting for the agencies to inform each other and stakeholders about current the operations of the Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP), implementation of State and Federal endangered species acts, and additional actions to contribute to the conservation and protection of State- and Federally-listed species. 

The CALFED Operations Group has been recognized within SWRCB D-1641, and elsewhere, as one forum for discussion about the Delta standards for the protection of beneficial uses.  The group held its first public meeting in January 1995 and several teams have been established to support it including DAT. Below is a link to this year’s tentative meeting schedule, a way to subscribe to the group’s email reflector, information on the next meeting and documents from previous meetings. 


The next CALFED Ops Meeting will take place on June 26, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Call in:  (916) 574-2008

View the full 2019 Meeting Schedule

CALFED Ops meeting notes for the past five years can be accessed directly below:

Please select the button below to access all CALFED Ops monthly meeting information:

CALFED Ops Monthly Meeting Information

Water Operations Management Team (WOMT) Decisions and Summaries

The Water Operations Management Team (WOMT) is comprised of representatives from the United States Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California State Water Resource Control Board. This management-level team was established to facilitate timely decision-support and decision-making at the appropriate level. The WOMT first met in 1999, and has continued to meet to make management decisions as part of operations of the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. The WOMT accepts input from many information teams including the Smelt Working Group (SWG), the Delta Operations for Salmonids and Sturgeon (DOSS) group, and Data Assessment Team.  Routinely, it also uses the CALFED Ops Group to communicate with stakeholders about its decisions. Although the goal of WOMT is to achieve consensus on decisions, the participating agencies retain their authorized roles and responsibilities. 

Please select the appropriate link below to access the SWG and DOSS meeting notes.

SWG Recommendations and FWS Determinations

DOSS/SOG Advices and NMFS Determinations

Meeting notes from the WOMT for the past five years can be accessed directly below:

All meeting notes from the WOMT can be accessed by selecting the button below.

WOMT Decisions/Summaries

Data Assessment Team (DAT) Summaries

The Data Assessment Team (DAT) consists of technical staff members from the Project and fishery agencies as well as stakeholders. The DAT meets frequently during the fall, winter, and spring.  The purpose of the meetings is to coordinate and disseminate information and data among agencies and stakeholders that is related to water project operations, hydrology, and fish surveys in the Delta. 

Meeting notes from the DAT for the past five years can be accessed directly below:

All meeting notes from the DAT can be accessed by selecting the button below.

DAT Summaries

Please select the button below to access historical CALFED Operations Information from the years 2001-2008:

CALFED Operations Information

Related Pages

How To Contact Us

CALFED Operations:
Export Management Section
Section Chief:  Bryant Giorgi

(916) 574-2660 |
Fax:  (916) 574-2785


SWP Operations Control Office
Attn:  Export Management Section
Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave., Ste. 300
Sacramento, CA 95821-9000


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